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Tait, Robert H. The Robert H. Tait Fonds
TitleTait, Robert H. The Robert H. Tait Fonds
Creator of ContentTait, Robert , 1891-1964
Date of Content1919-1937
SubjectTransatlantic flights
Aeronautics--Newfoundland and Labrador--History
Scope and Content of FondsRobert H. Tait had a lengthy career as a soldier, lawyer, civil servant, writer and lecturer. The collection consists of a typescript written by Tait on Newfoundland's role in pioneer transAtlantic aviation between 1919 and 1937, recording each of the attempts to cross the Atlantic using Newfoundland or Labrador as a starting, ending, or stop-over point. There are 73 photographs depicting the planes and the people involved in these flights. Includes a map and a chart detailing the successful flights and the attempts, and as well as correspondence between Tait and Sir Arthur Whitten Brown (of Alcock and Brown fame).
Extent of Fonds80 numbered pages textual material; 73 photographs;
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bertram G., 1954-
Date of Finding Aid1998
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
ContributorsBrown, Arthur Whitten, Sir, 1886-1948
LocationAtlantic Ocean; Canada--Newfoundland and Newfoundland
Resource TypeFinding Aid
IdentifierCOLL-232; ASC-EAD0018
ProvenanceEstate of Joseph R. Smallwood, 1992
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
RestrictionsNo restrictions on access
RightsMemorial University of Newfoundland
CONTENTdm file name14.xml
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